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What To Do On Your Summer Vacation w/ Matt Miller | Ep. 156 | Small Business | Entrepreneur | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

So what are you doing this summer? Going far or staycationing it? Jill and Brad talk about camping, tech blackouts, and how they're going to spend the time off. It's nearly impossible for a small business owner to feel relaxed and comfortable about taking time away from the business, but it's important. And while entrepreneurs know that it's a necessity to take a breather, how long you can get away from your business and how much you can genuinely enjoy that break is different for everyone. So, tune in to find out What To Do On Your Summer Vacation in this episode and hear from School Spirit Vending's Matt Miller. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Matt Miller is the founder of School Spirit Vending, a franchise business that provides a wide range of benefits to help school fundraising needs and helps professionals develop more freedom and security. Find him on LinkedIn and Google+

Tool:

  • ScannerPro :: This app allows you to scan paper documents (like receipts!) into PDFs that look clean and professional. Brad highly recommends you try this one out!
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_156.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Ways You Can Tell That The Prospect Is Not That Into You w/ Ryan Dohrn Ep. 155 | Small Business | Entrepreneur | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

Are all of your prospects into you? Do you pitch to a prospect in, think everything's going swimmingly, and then it just doesn't happen for you? Why do people seem so into you one minute, and the next, they aren't interested or stop calling you back? Brad and Jill dig into what's going on when you're trying to close a deal. What happens, when you should really try and close the deal, and why they just might not be that into you. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways You Can Tell That The Prospect Is Not That Into You in this episode and they welcome Brain Swell Media's Ryan Dohrn to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

Rant:

  • Jill really really really really really really really really really really really wants you to stop speaking for free. She gets all riled up during her public service announcement to everyone in small business who keeps taking speaking gigs that do not pay. No pay? No way. Tune in for the hysteria!
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_155.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Ways To Get Out More w/ Melissa Lanz | Ep. 154 | Small Business | Entrepreneur | Leadership

What’s In This Episode:

What does "getting out there" mean to you? How do you get out the world of business for your business? So much sales and marketing seems to be focused online today. Should we be so focused on staying there, or do you try to get folks offline and meet you face-to-face? Jill and Brad debate whether what's more important and throw in a conversation about whether PayPal money is real money. And they throw in a big fat fight about sales -- is it a dirty word??? They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Get Out More in this episode and they welcome The Fresh 20's Melissa Lanz to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

  • Melissa Lanz is an author and the founder of The Fresh 20,a meal planning service, created for busy families and singles who want to eat fresh, healthy meals, and save time and money. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Fight! Fight! Fight!:

  • Brad and Jill go after one another in a heated debate about whether sales is a dirty word. Because it is, says Jill. Except it's not, says Brad. Tune in to find out who wins!
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_154.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Top 5 Things Business Owners Say That Actually Mean The Opposite w/ Ben Seigel

What’s In This Episode:

Do you ever listen to the conversations going on around you at networking events? Is everyone having the exact same conversation? They're all doing really well. Super busy, making paper, things are just soooooo fantastic. But what if you slipped some truth serum into their drinks and heard what was really going on in their small businesses? Jill and Brad think that more business owners should stop the hype. Say what's really going on. Tell the truth. There's seemingly only one way that business banter has to go -- and so many of us would benefit from having it go the other way, even if only from time to time. So, they talk about the Top 5 Things Business Owners Say That Actually Mean The Opposite in this episode and they welcome Ben Seigel to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Ben Seigel is the founder of Versa Studio where he builds smart, creative, effective brands and web sites through a consultative approach. Find him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Rant:

  • Why can't people commit to scheduling anything anymore??? There has been a rise of people not committing to phone calls or in-person meetings at specific times on specific days. What's with this "call me some time between these 3 hours" or "let's play it by ear" type of planning? It's crazy-making. And neither Jill nor Brad understand why this has become a thing. Do you know why?
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_153.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Top 5 Ways To Have A Better Business Conversation w/ Chris Thompson

What’s In This Episode:

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Unlike Jill and Brad, do you stick to them? If you’re resolving to get in shape, stop doing all the bad things and wanna sing Kumbaya more often: Good luck with that. Jill and Brad talk about how they make goals, not resolutions, and they plan ahead rather than making a few things up in the hopes that they stick to it. They also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Have A Better Business Conversation in this episode and they welcome Chris Thompson to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Chris Thompson is the founder of  truBrain and wants you shift to a focused state of mind using their nootropic drinks. Find him on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Tool:

  • No More Voicemail :: This app helps you stop your voicemail box from becoming full, and from needing to check or return messages at all, by sending your unanswered phone calls to endless ringing.
Direct download: Jill_and_Brad_EP_152_2.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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